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Cultivate Festival dishes out fare to Kansas City

Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley, returning to Kansas City for a second year. The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors. About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015. It was also held in Phoenix in April and will be in Miami in November.

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Judge orders brother of Leawood payday loan mogul Scott Tucker to surrender

A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has ordered Joel Tucker, a businessman from Kansas City, to surrender to U.S. marshals in Houston by July 29. Marvin Isgur, a bankruptcy judge in Houston, wrote in an order that Tucker had failed to produce records of payday loan debts he allegedly sold to debt collection firms. Collectors now believe the portfolios are fraudulent.

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Russell Stover makes way for more snacks

Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolate maker that bought Kansas City-based Russell Stover in 2014, reported half-year financial results on Friday. It said it is changing Russell Stover’s product line and promotions strategy.

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Highwoods sells two of its remaining Kansas City properties

Highwoods Properties, former owner of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, has sold two of the four Plaza area office buildings that weren’t included in the retail center’s sale. Price Brothers Development Co. bought the office building at 801 W. 47th St. Stanton Road Capital LLC bought the building at 4600 Madison Ave.

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Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party

Sprint has brought 100 families to the Kansas City area by hiring new employees from all over the world. On Saturday, they got a welcome party from CEO Marcelo Claure. "It gives me a chance to meet their families," he said. "I think Monday when we all come back to work, we're a happier family and we're all more energized."
Mark Davis The Kansas City Star
Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party 2:30

Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party

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Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

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Kansas names director of drones

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention 2:08

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention